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feat1

[feet] /fit/
noun
1.
a noteworthy or extraordinary act or achievement, usually displaying boldness, skill, etc.:
Arranging the treaty was a diplomatic feat.
2.
Obsolete. a specialized skill; profession.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English fet, fait < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin factum fact
Synonyms
1. accomplishment. See achievement.
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Examples for feats
  • Moreover, functional brain imaging now reveals how they achieve their extraordinary cerebral feats.
  • Making lithium-ion batteries capable of such feats is expensive.
  • Harmony has already pulled off similar feats, prolonging the lives of mines that others had dumped.
  • Every mile or two, it advertises itself in way-side slogans, offering advice to drivers and trumpeting its feats.
  • On the runway, inspired feats of virtuosity are all too often quickly forgotten by blasé audiences rushing to the next show.
  • Yet, unlike a great actor, he receives no glory for his feats of mimicry.
  • While these feats sound entertaining, the technology does have a practical purpose.
  • Most people may dismiss their fantastic feats-and their formidable foes-as mere fantasy.
  • Highly experienced climbers are attempting increasingly unprecedented feats on the mountain.
  • Bugs might be little, but they can handle some major flying feats.
British Dictionary definitions for feats

feat1

/fiːt/
noun
1.
a remarkable, skilful, or daring action; exploit; achievement feats of strength
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French fait, from Latin factum deed; see fact

feat2

/fiːt/
adjective (archaic)
1.
another word for skilful
2.
another word for neat1 , suitable
Word Origin
C14: from Old French fet, from Latin factus made, from facere to make
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Word Origin and History for feats
feat
mid-14c., "action, deeds," from Anglo-Fr. fet, from O.Fr. fait, from L. factum "thing done," a noun based on the pp. of facere "make, do" (see factitious). Sense of "exceptional or noble deed" arose c.1400 from phrase feat of arms (Fr. fait d'armes).
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